Stigmata (1999)

Stigmata is a supernatural suspense story about good, evil, and faith. Frankie Paige (Patricia Arquette) is a hair stylist in her mid-20s who has no strong religious convictions until odd things start happening to her after she's given… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: September 10, 1999
DVD Release Date: February 29, 2000
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The story is unconvincing and the acting is weak.

Barbara Shulgasser
Chicago Tribune

Tom Lazarus and Rick Ramage should be ashamed to have written such nonsense!

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Stigmata is possibly the funniest movie ever made about Catholicism.

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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Not only does Stigmata revel in anti-Vatican jabs that will offend religious-minded people, it goes over the top with its bloody Exorcist-style story.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

All the Aramaic in the world can't save it from its own pounding slickness.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

What Stigmata suffers from is a bad case of late-1990s moviemaking. That is, it prefers sensationalism to making sense.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a cathedral of cliches. Can a church sue a movie?

Tom Long
Detroit News

A bloody mess!

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Wesley Lovell
Apollo Guide

The story is a bit far-fetched and many of the situations feel forced, but, overall, its moral questions bear examination.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A supernatural thriller about a Vatican conspiracy to suppress an Aramaic text that could shake the foundations of the church.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Interesting concept for a horror film, Stigmata is quite underrated. Although definitely not perfect, the film manages to be good enough entertainment. The big… More
Sophie Burgess
I thought the story was really interesting and it seemed to flow quite well however it just didn't grip me as much as I would have liked it to. Some parts… More
Tim Salmons
Stigmata is mediocre at best. The overall pace and style are a bit on the dull side, as is the repeated voice-overs layered on to scenes from previous scenes.… More
Conner Rainwater
I actually really liked the concept and the acting, the movie just fell apart when it tried to become the next exorcist. It seemed like it didn't know… More
MisterYoda ?
Patricia Arquette plays Frankie Paige, a woman who is a self-proclaimed athiest. One day, after receiving a package from her mother in Brazil, she starts to get… More
Robert C
At the "heart" of this film is a beautiful message. Unfortunatly the "body" that contains that "heart" is not all that well put… More